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Heroes of the Borderlands: The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music (University of New Mexico Press in December of 2019). Here’s an interview with me about the book.

I’m currently reading and writing in the fields of Comparative Literature, American Studies, and Comic Studies. While working on some of the projects listed below, I’m also researching articles on literary American Westerns and American comic book Westerns.


[Book chapter] “The Frontiers of Magical Realism: Revising and Remystifying the Western in Téa Obreht’s Inland” [In progress.]

Coedited Book: The Western in the Global Literary Imagination, currently in development. My coeditors are Marek Paryz of the University of Warsaw, Poland, and David Rio of the University of the Basque Country, Spain. News coming soon.

Coedited Book: [Title to be announced] Re: Global Comic Book Westerns, under review at major University press. My coeditor is Antoinette Sol, Professor of French at the University of Texas at Arlington.

[Book Chapter] “The Mexican Chili Western and Crisis Masculinity” in The Lost Cinema of Mexico, edited by Brian Price and Olivia Cosentino (forthcoming from University Press of Florida).

[Book Chapter] Once Upon a Time on the Border: Immigration and Comic Book Westerns in Mexico.”  Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis. Ed. Nhora Lucía Serrano, London: Routledge, 2021.

Captives on the Frontier: Perla Suez and the Cultural Geneaologies of the Argentinian Western.” Western American Literature, Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer 2019.


Heroes of the Borderlands: The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music (University of New Mexico Press, 2019)

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015)

The U.S.-Mexican War: A Binational Reader (Hackett Publishing, 2010). Edited by Christopher Conway, with translations by Gustavo Pellón.

Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma (Oxford University Press, 2003). Edited by Christopher Conway, translated by Helen Lane.

The Cult of Bolívar in Latin American Literature (University Press of Florida, 2004)


“Cómics y globalización en el mundo hispánico: una reflexión metodológica.” Dimensiones del latinoamericanismo, edited by Mabel Moraña. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018.

“The Mexican Charro: A Critical Introduction.” Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations. Ed. Stuart Day. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2017.

“Sister at War: Mexican Women’s Poetry and the U.S. Mexican War.” Mexico in Verse: A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power. Eds. Stephen Neufeld and Michael Matthews. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2015. 33-54.

“Gender Iconoclasm and Aesthetics in Esteban Echeverría’s La cautiva and the Captivity Paintings of Juan Manuel Blanes.” Decimonónica 12.1 (2015). 116-133.

“Birds of a Feather: Pollos and the Nineteenth-Century Prehistory of Mexican Homosexuality.” Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America. Eds. William Acree and Juan Carlos González Espitia. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.  202-226.

“Gender, Empire and Revolution in ‘La Victoria de Junín’.” Hispanic Review 69:3 (2001): 299-317.

“Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir’s Countersong to Walt Whitman.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 15.4 (1998): 161-171.


Westerns Around the World: The Enduring Power of an American Myth” (UT Arlington Magazine, 2021)

Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West by Michelle Delaney, University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. AC Review of Books, Vol. 1, No. 2. Entire issue PDF.

Bullets, Action, Death! Marketing The Magnificent Seven (1960) in Mexico (Fronteras: The Online Newsletter for the Center of Greater Southwestern Studies at UT Arlington, Spring 2020)


Here’s an abbreviated CV with a longer list of publications: Christopher Conway Web Vita December 10, 2019.